10 Benchmark LGBT Films That Got People Talking

Written by Mark Rausch

The Crying Game

In 1992, Neil Jordan’s soon-to-be-Oscar winning film seemed like it was going to be an Irish film airing in mainstream theaters. An I.R.A. resistance fighter befriends his captor, becomes obsessed with his life and his beautiful cabaret-singer lover in a Hitchcockian kind of way, and strikes up a relationship with her. She’s very exotic, Dil is. Even 22 years later, the plot “twist” that sent moviegoers flocking to the theaters shouldn’t be given away. It was a riveting experience.